An Angel in Disguise by T.S. Arthur. Idleness, vice, and intemperance had done their miserable work, and the dead mother lay cold and still amid her wretched. An Angel in Disguise - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. literatura americana. “An Angel in Disguise”, a short story, written by the popular 19th-century American author-cum-editor Timothy Shay Arthur in is literally based on the theme.
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An Angel In Disguise. A True Testimony. By A Metro Denver Hospice Physician. “ Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Gal. ). Here is the pdf for An Angel in Disguise: terney.info terney.info In An Angel in Disguise by T.S. Arthur we have the theme of kindness, gratitude, caring, change and happiness. Narrated in the third person by.
He bore a precious burden, and he felt it to be so. As his arms held the sick child to his breast, a sphere of tenderness went out from her, and penetrated his feelings.
A bond had already corded itself around them both, and love was springing into life.
Joe, felt the child start and shrink against him. He did not reply, except by a look that was pleading and cautionary, that said, "Wait a moment for explanations, and be gentle;" and, passing in, carried Maggie to the small chamber on the first floor, and laid her on a bed.
Then, stepping back, he shut the door, and stood face to face with his vinegar-tempered wife in the passage-way outside. Joe Thompson; her face was in a flame. Usually Joe Thompson got out of his wife's way, or kept rigidly silent and non-combative when she fired up on any subject; it was with some surprise, therefore, that she now encountered a firmly-set countenance and a resolute pair of eyes. Katie went home with Mrs. Ellis; but nobody wanted the poor sick one.
What did you bring her here for? Why did you stop here? The Guardians must first be seen, and a permit obtained.
Go at once for the permit, and get the whole thing off of your hands to-night. How the Savior rebuked the disciples who would not receive them; how he took them up in his arms, and blessed them; and how he said that 'whosoever gave them even a cup of cold water should not go unrewarded.
Thompson did not answer, but a soft feeling crept into her heart. Thompson did not reply, but presently turned towards the little chamber where her husband had deposited Maggie; and, pushing open the door, went quietly in.
Joe did not follow; he saw that, her state had changed, and felt that it would be best to leave her alone with the child.
So he went to his shop, which stood near the house, and worked until dusky evening released him from labor.
A light shining through the little chamber windows was the first object that attracted Joe's attention on turning towards the house: it was a good omen. The path led him by this windows and, when opposite, he could not help pausing to look in.
It was now dark enough outside to screen him from observation. He leaves for work and does not return till evening. On his return, he peeps through the window and sees Maggie and Jane talking to each other.
Jane seems to be interrogating Maggie about certain thing. However, when he enters the house he decides not to discuss what he saw. Instead, he has a friendly chat with Maggie. Her innocence, affection and purity of thought win him over.
Joe reasserts that he will take Maggie to the poorhouse next morning. While Maggie eats her dinner, Jane is enamored with her uncontaminated heart and winsome smile. Maggie reminds her of all that she has always wanted and could not have. Jane sees her daughter in Maggie.
Convinced and conquered, Jane urges Joe to let Maggie stay for few more days. In the end, her stay never ends. Thompson finally get the child they always wanted and Maggie gets the warm and loving family she always deserved. The conflicts in the story are Joe and Mrs. Thompson's feelings about Maggie. Joe could not find it in himself to let Maggie go to the poor house all alone and sick so Joe decided to take her home.
However, Mrs. Thompson had the opposite problem and could not find it in herself to let Maggie stay with them. Nevertheless, eventually Mrs. Thompson changed her mind because of Maggie's kindness towards them. Two other conflicts that were external were between Mr. Thompson and Maggie. Maggie was ill and bedridden and that caused nobody to want to adopt her.
Joe decided that he could not leave her there and took her to live with him and his wife. Another conflict was that Mr. This was resolved when later in the story, Maggie has a positive impact on their lives and they finally decided she would stay.
Maggie lived a happy life in the house of Mrs. Joe became much happier and Mrs. Thompson had become a much more loving and caring person.
Maggie changed both of their lives for the better and truly appeared to be an angel in disguise. Joe Thompson and his wife had adopted a sick and bedridden child, which changed them both for the better.
Joe Thompson was a static character because he was always a kind and generous man.